No need for the Mufford Overpass

When are the Township bureaucrats and the provincal government going to realize the Mufford Overpass is a complete white elephant?

Editor: When are the Township bureaucrats and the provincal government going to realize the Mufford Overpass is a complete white elephant? I have timed the delays caused by the average train at three and a half minutes.

It took me two hours last month to get from Burnaby to Langley. The only place where an overpass is justified is the Langley Bypass, but that is apparently too expensive.

Mufford Crescent and 64 Avenue is used by shoppers at Superstore,Canadian Tire,Walmart, Home Depot,Costco and London Drugs. The intersections at both Fraser Highway and 200 Street are congested by turning traffic.

It is nonsense to assume trucks will use this route. As for the old chestnut about emergency traffic, there is an overpass at 204 Street, on which I have yet to see emergency traffic.

A detour to use it would take more than three and a half minutes. With the downturn in the Asian economym we may well see less rail traffic, not more,but that won’t deter our tax and spend politicans.

David Woolley,

Langley

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